Upcoming Events

Monthly Events:

Given the gathering restrictions, WTM has brought our offerings online in order to keep building our community of practitioners through practice and connection. It’s our goal to give you events that provide learning and experiences that allow you to continue to deepen your mindfulness practice.

Currently, we meet twice a month and both events are online with the Calgary Public Library on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Teachers will explore a variety of topics in support of the practice of mindfulness – events will include a talk, guided meditation, and time for questions and discussion. These events are suitable for all levels of practice. A few key points when registering:

1) These are free events; however, you will need a library membership. If you don’t have one, join here: reg.calgarylibrary.ca

2) If you would rather not register to attend the live event, know that you can always view the talk on our website one week after the original date.

3) After you register for the event, you will be sent a confirmation email from the Library with registration details on how to connect and watch the event online with Zoom.us.

4)  Events are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm.

5) At WTM, we do have costs to keep these events happening.
Click here to read more how a $5 donation for each event can help. 

6) These sessions are provided strictly with the intention to provide education. It is not a forum intended to deal with specific personal issues one might have. Wellness Through Mindfulness and the participating speakers’ content and presentations are not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical, or other qualified professionals and that it is the participant’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed.

Schedule of Events:

Life-threatening illness as a catalyst to live your best life

Wellness Through Mindfulness Meditation: Life-threatening Illness as a Catalyst to Live Your Best Life
June 2, 2022 – 7:00 – 8:30pmREGISTER HERE
Speaker: Linda Carlson Ph.D.

Based on over 20 years of providing mindfulness-based programs to people with cancer, Dr. Carlson will discuss the experience of living with serious illness and how it can serve as a motivator and catalyst for people to reconsider their sense of meaning and purpose in life, and explore these existential issues using mindfulness meditation. The presentation will combine research and theory with experiential exercises from the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery program.

A Brief Historical Account of Mindfulness

Wellness Through Mindfulness Meditation: A Brief Historical Account of Mindfulness
June 16, 2022 – 7:00 – 8:30pmREGISTER HERE
Speaker: Karim Dharamsi Ph.D.

In this talk, I trace the ideas we associate with ‘mindfulness’ to the Ancient and Medieval periods–in the Western intellectual tradition. I will give (an albeit brief) account of some assumptions it seems we might make about mindfulness today and provide a kind of genealogy of this important and often seductive ideal.

Special Events:

Special half day WTM ZOOM retreat


Saturday June 4, 2022
8:45am – Noon

Join us from the comfort of your home!
Zoom with us online for a half day experience to bring an antidote for fear, fatigue, exhaustion, frustration, or feeling empty.

This half day experience of mindfulness is a benefit in support of WTM. All attendee fees will ensure our communication efforts continue.

Fee: $49 minimum or any amount above this if you kindly wish.
(WTM is not a charity so no tax receipts will be issued)

If this is a problem scholarships are available.
Contact Allan Donsky at allandonsky@me.com

Teaching Team:
Dr. Phil Blustein, Dr. Leslie Ellestad, Dr. Allan Donsky, and Christine Francoeur


We are always looking for interesting speakers and topics to present at the WTM. If you have an idea for a speaker or topic please email your thoughts to: wtm.thebreathproject.org

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